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The horrific attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday have killed almost 300 victims and injured hundreds more.  SABA-SC stands with the people of Sri Lanka in this trying time. We strongly condemn the loss of innocent life and the deliberate targeting of civilians based on religion and/or ethnicity, particularly on a day of peace and ...
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On April 18, SABA-SC and the Western Justice Center co-sponsored a Q&A session with Judge Sri Srinivasan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The Q&A was moderated by Kalpana Srinivasan (Susman Godfrey), with opening remarks by Tanya Acker and Elissa Barrett. Judge Srinivasan spoke about his experience living the American dream and he gave valuable advice ...
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Anjula Singh, the Executive Director of SABA North America, is looking for a pro bono or low-cost translator to translate about 450 words (about 25 sentences) from Bengali to English for evidence in an LGBT asylum claim. A certified translation is not required. The request is made on behalf of Transcend Arizona. If anyone is able to help, please contact ...
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Moderator: Kalpana Srinivasan (Susman Godfrey LLP) Thursday, April 18, 2019 Event Recap and Photos Please join the South Asian Bar Association of SoCal and the Western Justice Center for a Q&A discussion with D.C. Circuit Judge Sri Srinivasan on April 18, 2019. The event will be hosted at the downtown offices of O'Melveny & Myers LLP. Judge Srinivasan grew up in ...
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Be The Match is urgently looking for a stem cell donor for 29 year old Liyna, who has severe leukemia.  All ethnicities are encouraged to volunteer, but the best chance of matching are donors with a South Asian background.  Details are set forth above. Sign up online ASAP at:  join.bethematch.org/swabforliyna or text SWABFORLIYNA to 61474.
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On March 12, SABA-SC and SABA-SC Public Interest Foundation hosted their 16thAnnual Public Interest Dinner and Installation.  The sold-out event was an undeniable success thanks to the generous sponsorship and support from over 320 attendees. Honorees included the Hon. Andre Birotte, Jr. (Judicial Appreciation Award), Navneet Grewal (Public Interest Award) and Rahul Ravipudi (Trailblazer Award). Their comments regarding the importance of service to the ...
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On March 15, 2019, at least 50 people were killed and dozens injured in a terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.  We are heartbroken by this tragedy, and strongly condemn this senseless act of violence.  SABA-SC extends its condolences to the victims and their loved ones, and stands in solidarity with the Muslim community. Attacks like the ...
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SABA-SC and SABA-Public Interest Foundation are looking for motivated individuals to join their Boards. SABA-SC serves as a voice for the South Asian legal community in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Our board members mentor new lawyers and law students, organize events, collaborate with other bar associations, and support the South Asian community (among other important causes). Our Board members ...
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SABA-SC commends Governor Jerry Brown for nominating Joshua Groban to the California Supreme Court. During his many years of service as Gov. Brown’s Senior Advisor to Judicial Appointments, Mr. Groban demonstrated an understanding of and affinity for the many different communities that make up California and supported the Governor’s commitment to have the judiciary reflect that diversity. During his tenure, ...
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On October 30, SABA-SC hosted its annual Mentorship Reception to celebrate mentorship and citizenship in the South Asian community. Magistrate Judge Shashi Kewalramani received SABA-SC’s Mentor of the Year Award, and scholarships were awarded to two South Asian law students. The event also marked the start of our annual mentorship program where mentors and mentees had an opportunity to meet ...
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